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Product Review: The Silver Shed USA Project Bags

The wonderful world of podcasts taught me about project bags.  Before I learned of these actual knitting/crochet/crafting specific bags, I used spare purses I had lying around. But then I saw them.  I think it was first on the Stockinette Zombies podcast.  And then I found out Amy’s Mom made project bags.  I first tried some others that were a little smaller and cheaper and I’ll review those soon, but then I finally came around to these.  And it was love at first sight or use or both.

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The shop is The Silver Shed USA.  These bags are wonderful.  And I think the price is amazing for what you get.  She has lots of fun fabrics, a variety of of sizes and even options to add things to the bags.  I haven’t done this yet because I just like the bags themselves.  I have bought both the Medium Wedge and the Large Wedge.  I have two of the medium wedge which are perfect for socks (even two at a time) and other smaller projects and one medium wedge which is perfect for a shawl pattern.  I’m sure it’s perfect for other medium-large projects as well but all I have tried it for so far is the Wildes Meer shawl by Voolenvine Yarns.  I like it because a printed pattern fits in it without having to fold it and as my shawl is getting bigger I don’t have to squish it to fit it in the bag.  The medium wedge is perfect for my two-at-a-time socks, because there is plenty of room for the two balls of yarn.  She has the add-on to add a lengthwise division to keep the balls of yarn separate.  I can see the benefit to this and will probably order this extra next time, but for now my bags work just great.  I have plenty of room in the medium wedge for a pattern, two balls of yarn and my sock project without having to squish anything.

And quality-wise, the bags are well made.  The zippers work great and coordinate well.  I love the inside fabric.  The construction is amazing and I know how hard this is to do.  I use to sew and try to make bags so I know that this is really great construction because I have tried to do this sort of thing.  Ann knows what she is doing and she must enjoy it because she is prolific at making bags.  She even has a custom order option.

So run check her shop out. She has all types of fabric from playful, to nerdy, to a more traditional look.  There is honestly something for everyone (who doesn’t love a bag with knitting kittens? This may be my next one.)  This is not a paid advertisement.  I bought my bags from her.  I just wanted to share a wonderful Etsy shop if you haven’t already heard of her.

I will be featuring other shops in the near future so stay tuned!

 

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40-something wife and mom of two boys, one dog and one cat. Work in marine science. Love to knit and spend time on the boat during the summer. Favorite places are Cape Lookout and Ocracoke. Wish I didn't have to work but at least I do love my job. Also love reading and exercise, mainly walking and riding my bike though I hope to get back into running and plan on training to at least walk a half-marathon this fall.

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